Over the last few weeks I've become more and more convinced that Russell Wilson is the real deal. The biggest issue most seem to have is that we aren't averaging 225-250 yards a game. Infact Wilson is currently throwing for less yards/game than Tarvarias Jackson did last year. IIRC he averaged around 210 yards/gm. Russell is in the 180's.
When the idea of a pointguard QB was brought and further expanded by Kearly and English I immediately thought of Troy Aikman. Here's a guy who won 3 Super Bowls and was the leader of the Dynasty in the 90's. He's a hall of famer and most would consider him and "Elite QB".
So it surprised me to no end when I actually looked at his career stats. WIth Irvin, Novachek, Moose and Emmitt out of the backfield, they had a lot of good weapons that could move the chains. My dad is a Cowboys fan and I always cursed him team and the seemingly always picked up first downs when they needed them Most.
When you look at the 2 teams and QB's there are striking similarities. First the QB's
Aikman averaged just 200 yards a game throughout his career (unbeleivable right?). He had a 61.5% completion %, a 7.0 yards/Attmpt. He had just 1 season with 20+ TD's. (1992= 23). Averaging a mere 13.75 TD's/ Season.He averaged 11.75 INT's per season (He had 3 years with sub-10 INT ). Meanwhile the Cowboys had a terrific defense and an Elite OL and RB. The cowboys didn't need to throw it all over the year because they usually were able to build up a good lead by the mid-third quarter and they would rely on their "closer" Emmitt Smith to take them to the finish line.
Seattle is built much the same way a point guard QB with an elite running game supplemented by a pretty good defense that is still developing.http://www.nfl.com/player/troyaikman/24 ... areerstats
My main point in sharing this is to say that Yards and prolific figures don't always equate to championships. The more complete teams are the one's that win. This Seattle team is much more complete than the one that began the season. The offense and defense both bring something to the table and it is evident by the play 4 of the last 5 weeks. I'm not concerned about the lack of passing yards so long as he continues to throw TD's and limits mistakes. I'm excited to see how this team grows over the next 3 weeks.